That’s a fancy way of saying we are really good at telling you how to design your workspace to make it better. Better for you, better for your staff, better for your bottom line and better for getting things done. Simply put, we’re all about making you and your staff healthier and happier at work.
You may be thinking:
“We just need new desks.”
Cool, we can do that too – but maybe, just maybe, there’s a bigger picture that can be explored. It might be worth a chat. We’re OpenMind. Let’s talk about your space.
We are Doers
Our designs are not just lines on paper to us. Each member of our team knows what it takes to fully realize a workspace.
We are Future-focused
Change management is a huge part of what we do. Trends change. Spaces change. People change. We’ll make sure you’re ready for it.
We are Environmentally aware
We prioritize products that are Canadian-made, reusable and have a “green story.”
We are Collaborative
Clients and partners have an open invitation to our process. We work together with clients, designers, architects, suppliers, contractors and installers to create beautifully functional spaces.
We are Listeners
We absorb everything about our clients’ day-to-day processes and needs and we let them inspire our designs.
We are Open-minded
We entertain the ideas that most people don’t think of and that some are afraid of.
After graduating from Ryerson with a degree in Interior Design, I was offered a job in contract furniture and have never looked back. Having previously worked for large organizations like Grand & Toy and Teknion, I learned how to listen to the client needs and match the right furniture to their application. Making an office look pretty is only one part of really making an office work. As a co-owner of Open Mind Interiors, I lead our design team and also manage sales for our more complex projects. I love what I do! Seeing our plans come to life for our customers is always rewarding. When not at OMI, you can find me walking a local trail with my husky, Luna or renovating something in my house, even if it doesn’t need it!
Andre St. Jacques
Partner - Sales and Service
As a proud co-owner of Open Mind Interiors, my day to day roles are working closely with both sales and operations. My experience in both the retail sector & commercial sales market has given me a “Gotta-Sweat-the-Details” approach to everything! I spend much of my time carefully planning and analyzing every stage, every step of every project to make sure that OMI always puts its best foot forward to deliver “Wow Factor” experiences for our clients. Born and raised in Thunder Bay, my wife Laura our kids Nicolas and Natalie and myself enjoy Lake Superior sailing, downhill skiing and Silver Islet.
I joined the OMI team in 2017 as a Sales Coordinator and have been learning all I can about the crazy furniture world ever since. My professional customer service and administrative skills can be attributed to the experience I have gained from working with a variety of local businesses over the years. When I am not in the office helping manage your projects, placing furniture orders or invoicing, you’ll find me with my family off grid at our Plateau Lake camp.
As a designer at OMI, my role is to help you better visualize your new space – through detailed furniture specifications, 2D floor plans and realistic 3D renderings. I’ve had a passion for design my whole life. I followed that passion to Fanshawe College’s Interior Design program, and then after a few years as a freelance designer here in Thunder Bay, I brought my experience to the OMI team in 2017. Outside of work, I take advantage of the Northern Ontario outdoors, whether it’s on nature walks with my family, or having backyard BBQs with my best friends. My love for my home town, combined with my dedication to design, come together to create beautiful new spaces for our clients. I can’t wait to hear about your new project!